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Job 9:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They are passed away as the swift ships; As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They have passed away with boats of paper-reed, like a vulture [which] rusheth upon food.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They have passed on with ships of reed, As an eagle darteth on food.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They have passed by as ships carrying fruits, as an eagle flying to the prey.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They are passed away as the swift ships: as the Eagle [that] hasteth to the pray.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Or again, is there a trace of [their] path [left] by ships? or is there one of the flying eagle as it seeks [its] prey?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They are passed away 2498
{2498} Prime
A primitive root; properly to slide by, that is, (by implication) to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce or change.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
as 5973
{5973} Prime
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
the swift 16
{0016} Prime
From H0014 (in the sense of bending towards); the papyrus.
ships: 591
{0591} Prime
Feminine of H0590; a ship.
as the eagle 5404
{5404} Prime
From an unused root meaning to lacerate; the eagle (or other large bird of prey).
[that] hasteth 2907
{2907} Prime
A primitive root; to pounce as a bird of prey.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the prey. 400
{0400} Prime
From H0398; food.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 9:26

_ _ swift ships — rather, canoes of reeds or papyrus skiffs, used on the Nile, swift from their lightness (Isaiah 18:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:25-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 9:26

Eagle — Which flies swiftly, especially when in the sight of his prey. See here how swift the motion of time is! It is always upon the wing, hastening to its period. What little need have we of past — times! What great need to redeem time, which runs out, runs on so fast toward eternity! And how vain are the enjoyments of time, which we may be deprived of, even while time continues! Our day may be longer than our sunshine: and when that is gone, it is as if it had never been.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
swift ships:
Heb. ships of desire, or, ships of Ebeh

as the eagle:

Job 39:27-30 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? ... Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain [are], there [is] she.
2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan [were] lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots [shall be] as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.
Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle [that] hasteth to eat.
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